The most exciting place in the world to observe wildlife in its native habitat is still Africa.
African safaris have been popular as an exotic and adventurous tourist destination for many years, but usually for hunters such as Ernest Hemingway. These days, there are still hunting safaris, but these days eco-safaris are much more popular.
South Africa is one of the popular destinations for these new kinds of safaris that bring people closer to the environment instead of into deeper conflict with it.
At Okavango Mokoro & Savuti Enclave in Botswana has two camps, they do not offer you motorized transport. You get to see the environment without a truck window in between. You can walk or in tradition dugout canoes, mekoros.
At this camp your tent is pitched on a wood platform, also to minimize impact with the environment. And trash is flown out for disposal instead of dumped, buried or burned nearby.
Furthermore, it uses hybrid or solar power. This reduces the use of the generator to just 8 hours a day. This reduces noise and pollution. They also treat waste before releasing it back into the environment.
They support local conservation efforts and research projects in the Linyati area and Botswana.
The only ecologically drawback with this camp is that it is so remote it’s accessible only by air.
One company that operates eco safaris to South Africa, Botswana and other locations with plenty of fascinating wildlife is Wild Ark. A group of passionate conservations, Mark and Sophie Hutchinson and their team, founded Wild Ark. They operate eco adventure tours to South Africa, Botswana, Alaska and Kenya. They have an extensive range of African tours. You can focus on bird watching, trail wildlife on foot with local trackers, practice wildlife photography and learn to hike and thrive in the bush.
Their goal is to identify areas around the globe that still have a wide diversity and richness of wildlife. They promote tours of these areas to educate people about the importance of protecting the environment. This alters their positions on environmental issues and their behavior. Plus, they encourage research of the biological diversity of these ecologies, and gives local inhabitants an economic motivation to protect and preserve their environment.